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Country:Panama
Region:Boquete
Producer:Price, Rachel, Daniel and Susan Peterson
Farm:La Esmeralda
Farm Size:123.6 acres
Altitude:5,415 ft.
Varietals:Gesha
Harvest:March 2020
Rainfall:high
Soil:Volcanic with high levels of organic material.
Production Method:Washed
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Country:Panama
Region:Boquete
Producer:Price, Rachel, Daniel and Susan Peterson
Farm:La Esmeralda
Farm Size:123.6 acres
Altitude:5,415 ft.
Varietals:Gesha
Harvest:March 2020
Rainfall:high
Soil:Volcanic with high levels of organic material.
Production Method:Washed
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La Esmeralda is famous for its Gesha coffee, which the Peterson’s introduced to the world in 2004. It has proceeded to garner top competition honors ever since. This lot was sold by direct trade, outside of the auction in small quantities and has refined notes of jasmine, pomegranate, and peach.

La Esmeralda's Gesha variety coffee first appeared in 2004 when it won first place in the Best of Panama Competition, taking the international jury by storm. Gesha, an Arabica coffee variety exported from the wild forests of Ethiopia in 1931, was introduced into Central America in the 1950’s. It was a disappointment back then because its production was quite poor and so very little was grown. Then in 2004 the Petersons, owners of La Esmeralda, decided to change their coffee entry into the yearly Panama coffee competition, selecting only their Gesha variety instead of the blend of coffee varieties they had been offering up before. Gesha is now established as one of great varieties of Arabica.

La Esmeralda deserves great praise not only for the Peterson’s original vision but for how well crafted the coffee is. Quality continues to improve. La Esmeralda’s great sweetness indicates real care in picking strictly ripe fruit. Because Boquete's rainy climate causes uneven ripening the coffee plants must be handpicked as many as fourteen times over three months to assure only ripe cherry.

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